The green light was turned on for Pittsburgh’s winning streak.
Pittsburgh, 메이저놀이터which has recently won 7 consecutive victories, will take a day off on the 25th (Korean time) and will play 3 home games against the powerful LA Dodgers at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA from the 26th. At the center of the Dodgers lineup, which boasts formidable firepower, is Max Muncy (33), a “monster hitter.”
Muncy won the National League (NL) player of the week selected by the Major League Secretariat that day. He showed off his formidable firepower with a batting average of 0.389, 5 home runs and 7 RBIs in 7 games he played in the past week. The combined OPS of on-base percentage and slugging percentage is 1.815.
Pittsburgh, which is trying to continue its winning streak, clearly picked Muncy as the hitter to be most wary of in this three-game series against the Dodgers. But he never came to Pittsburgh.
The Dodgers said in a press release that day, “Put Muncy on the paternity list and call up Michael Bush, 26, from the minor leagues to fill his place.” Muncie is entitled to maternity leave of up to three days.
Therefore, after helping his wife give birth during the 3rd consecutive away match against Pittsburgh, he is expected to return to the team for the 3rd consecutive home match against St. Louis in LA, California from the 29th. So Pittsburgh is able to avoid the hottest hitter in the league.
As of the 25th, Pittsburgh recorded 16 wins and 7 losses with an odds ratio of 0.696 this season, ranking first in the Central Division of the National League. 1 game behind 2nd place Milwaukee.
It was the 1992 season, 31 years ago, that Pittsburgh finished first in the district at the end of the season. It was a team that was more familiar with defeat than victory, not only failing to advance to the postseason for the last 7 consecutive seasons, but also staying at the bottom of the district for 3 consecutive years from 2019 to 2021.
But this year, they transformed into a completely different team and are causing a sensation at the beginning of the season. In response, Pittsburgh coach Derek Shelton (53) also promised to shave his head if the team wins 10 consecutive games. It is an encouragement to encourage the players who are continuing their winning streak and to continue the good atmosphere of the team that has become more heated.
Attention is focusing on whether Pittsburgh, which has had the good fortune of avoiding Muncy, will be able to realize manager Shelton’s promise to shave.